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  • Wow! It’s beautiful! Thank you, Neil, for the pattern.

  • It was great seeing both of you in Rhinebeck! Thank you for taking the time to chat- it is very much appreciated! I love getting your email every morning! It’s what I do- coffee and MDK to start my day!

  • Beautiful mod, so well done!

  • Oh Nell, thank you so much for this! I love short cowls, and the addition of color (especially as these happen to be my favorites) transformed the pattern for me. Plus it’s doable: I’m not a fast knitter, and I have two afghan WIPs now, so I hesitate to add a big shawl. Perfect!

  • Nice mod Nell. What are the finished measurements for the cowl?

    • Thank you and that’s a great question, Gail! The depth is 10” and the circumference in 46″

  • Love it! A keeper.

  • I love those colors together!

  • Thank you, Nell. You are the quintessential Queen of the Mod!

  • Thank you Nell, I love everything about the project, from the joyous colors to the size.

  • Oooh! I love this!! Thanks Nell!

  • Thank you Nell. I love the Cuatro Wrap but have no use for such a long item and no time to knit one with far too many WIPs! You have inspired me!

  • This is perfect. I was trying to figure how to make this into a smaller project. Thank you for doing the heavy lifting!

  • Ohmygosh. Just when I told myself I needed to wait until after Christmas knitting to even think about the Cuatro wrap, now I’m pulled back in!

  • Beautiful colors, brilliant design mod! This is a keeper.

  • Love this! Thank you, Nell!

  • Brilliant. I haven’t finished mine. I wasn’t sure if I wanted such a big wrap. I may modify it to be a cowl.

  • I love this modification! Love the big shawls but always struggle with how to wear them on my 5’ frame. Thank you Nell!

  • Ordered atlas cuatro cowl, but can’t get the modifications

    • Hi Sue,
      The modifications are in the article. The 4 triangles are shorter with a few substitute rows of the CC, and then joined either as the shawl by grafting, or with a flat 3 needle bind off.

  • Brilliant! Bookmarked 😀

  • What a cute mod – I love it & it looks great on you!

  • A brilliant Ziroli hack!

  • I once heard a explanation of great game design–simple rules and endless possibilities. The same is true of a great pattern design. Thank you for sharing an alternative version.

    Love the use of colors. I would be inclined towards a more neutral wrap, but when it comes to cowls, bring on that pop of color.

    Just to clarify the yarn requirements, is it two balls of each color? Or one ball of each color and you are using two colors per triangle?

    • My mod used 1 skein of each shade, but you’ll need to work from 2 skeins for each triangle; the MC and the CC. Sorry if that was confusing. Thanks for your kind comments.

  • I love this mod so much, Nell!

  • This is brilliant, Nell. A great excuse to buy more Atlas, for a manageable project.

  • Oh, this is perfect, thank you so much, Nell, for doing all the brain-work! I was really taken with Cuatro when I got my Field Guide, but I don’t really wear big shawls. This mod really is terrific.

  • I immediately wanted to make this wrap but knew it rarely gets cold enough in Texas to appreciate this piece so, thank you, Nell for reading my mind and using your creative genius to create a cowl.

  • I love this pattern. I’d much rather make a cowl than a scarf. A cowl moves right along – perfect for my short attention span. :^). Thanks very much for sharing these wonderful photos, the pattern, and instructions. A joy to read and see.

  • Oh, Nell’s article came at the perfect time! I just finished Blanket of Joy and had lots of small balls left! I’ve been having such fun picking out colors! I’m going to call it my Crazy Quilt Cowl of Joy!! Thank you so much,Nell, for the wonderful modification! …and a “nod of the needle” to Joji for a great pattern!

  • Thank you for the mods. Do you have any idea of total yardage? I am looking at my stash possibilities for a sample project.